"You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd." ~Flannery O'Connor

Monday, October 30, 2006

The Democratic Party at prayer

So the National Conference of Catholic Bishops were called by conservatives in my youth. Since then the abortion issue, and a few others relating to basic morality, have made things more complicated than that. Today's Democratic Party can be counted on to favor protecting by law certain practices that the bishops (accurately) tell us are intrinsically immoral—as distinct from the Republican Party, which can be counted on to favor other things that are only immoral most of the time. Nice choice we have this November.

But the mantle of Democratic-Party-at-prayer has been taken up by yet another Catholic organization: The National Coalition of American Nuns. Read their "open letter" to Catholic voters. The code-words are unmistakeable; the only purpose served by their use is plausible deniability. And the purpose is served well: they can't be held accountable for endorsing the party that any non-ostrich knows they're endorsing.

Ah, the good old days.
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